Today is D-Day + 74

The featured image is the American military cemetery above Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer. When Charles de Gaulle threatened to withdraw from NATO and wanted Americans out of France, President Johnson asked if that would include the Americans buried at Normandy. de Gaulle, embarrassed, retracted.

Here’s a link to Ronald Reagan’s iconic “Boys of Pointe Du Hoc” D-Day speech. Keep the tissue box close, it’s going to move you to tears. “Pointe Du Hoc” is pronounced “Pwan Du Hoe.” But you already knew that.

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